Ardmore Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday morning in the 100 block of 5th Street SE.
Shift Commander Scott Richards said the structure was
unoccupied at the time of the incident.
“The cause is unknown at this time,” Richards said.
The fire crew was able to contain the blaze quickly.
The investigation was initiated by Ardmore Fire Chief Cary Williamson. Williamson said the fire was likely accidental.
“It was most likely caused by a short circuit in some electrical wiring,” Williamson said. “Nobody was there at the time. It appeared to have started in a room being used as a bedroom.”
Firefighters carried charred bedding and a mattress frame out of the home Tuesday just after noon. Crews from Oklahoma Natural Gas and OG&E, Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service and Ardmore Police Department responded as well. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
“The heaviest damage was contained to the one room,” Williamson said. “There was also moderate heat and smoke damage to the rest of the house.”
Williamson said the exact cause has not yet been determined.
“As with all cases, it is imperative that working smoke alarms be installed in the home,” Williamson said. “Had anyone been home, an alarm could notify occupants that there is smoke so that they can get out safely.”
Williamson said the Ardmore Fire Department can install smoke alarms in the city. Those devices are generally provided by the Red Cross. For more information, call the department at (580) 221-2550.